Checking out or inspecting a $3-6K boat?
If you aren't getting a $20k+ boat and are looking in the $3-6,000 range, I'd imagine you wouldn't get a boat broker to even look at it.
If you are looking at a cheaper boat, what is an inexpensive way to get the boat checked out? Are there marine inspectors that might just charge you a couple hundred to look at a smaller boat? Or is there a checklist for smaller, less complicated boats that a somewhat novice could follow and check out their own boat?
If it's something I could do myself, it would be cheaper but also make me look more critically at a larger number of boats.
I'd imagine you want to see EVERY boat in and out of water. Is that a first visit sort of thing to do?